Thursday Jan 31, 2019
LAHORE: Officials of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), who have been under arrest after four people — including three members of a family — were killed in an alleged encounter in Sahiwal on January 19, on Thursday refused that they opened fire at the car.
According to sources, a joint investigation team (JIT) probing the case investigated the four CTD officials — Safdar, Ramzan, Saifullah and Hasnain.
When asked by JIT members regarding who fired at the car, the CTD officials refused that they opened fire first.
The JIT members then asked how the four people who were sitting in the car were killed. At this, the officials said, “They were killed in firing by their accomplices on motorcycles.”
Sources further said that the JIT members questioned the officials regarding who gave the orders to fire at the people in the car and they once again refused to have opened fire first. “Nobody ordered us, we only fired in retaliation,” the officials added.
Khalil’s family has showed lack of confidence on the JIT, due to which the identification parade of the suspects has been delayed and the witnesses did not appear.
A day ago, Khalil’s brother Jalil had showed lack of confidence on the JIT.
On January 19, four people — including three members of the Khalil family — were killed in an alleged encounter in Sahiwal. Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel said they had killed a local commander of militant organisation Daesh and three others in the operation.